What is Dermaplaning?
Dermplaning is a safe and simple treatment that removes fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) and gently exfoliates the skin throughout a given treatment area. It can be used across the entire face or in select areas such as the forehead, cheeks, or chin.
Who is a Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is perfect for anyone hoping to achieve smoother skin with a bright complexion. This often includes people looking to treat:
- Rough skin’s surface
- Dull skin and uneven skin tone
- Mild acne scars
- Superficial hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Unwanted facial hair
Unlike chemical peels and other intensive treatments, dermaplane is able to treat all skin types and colors. Dermaplaning is not recommended for people with active infections, such as active acne or cold sores. Prior to treatment, your provider will fully examine your treatment area and ask you if you have ever had issues with sensitive skin or other irritation following exfoliation.
How is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any anesthetic. During your dermaplaning facial, Dr. Basile will use a surgical blade to remove dead skin cells are surface debris from the uppermost layer of the skin. The blade will be gently pressed against the skin and moved in a quick sweeping motion to exfoliate the skin. As dead skin cells are removed, healthy new skin with a smooth texture and radiant complexion is revealed. At the end of treatment, sunscreen and a nourishing moisturizer will be applied to protect the skin. By removing surface debris during dermaplaning, these skincare products can absorb more deeply into the skin for maximum benefits.
Results and Recovery
There is no downtime needed after a dermaplaning treatment, so patients can return to their everyday activities right away. Sunscreen should always be worn to protect the skin from damage and avoid developing hyperpigmentation.
After dermaplaning, patients enjoy smoother, softer, glowing skin, and this treatment can be repeated frequently, as often as once every two weeks for optimal results. When used for hair removal, it is not as long-lasting or versatile compared to more intense treatments like laser hair removal, but it does provide professional exfoliation that helps our moisturizers and serums absorb deep into the skin for better results.
Dermaplaning in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
To learn more about dermaplaning contact our office today! Our friendly, highly trained staff can answer any questions you may have and provide reasonable expectations for your dermaplaning results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates the skin and eliminates dirt, dead skin, and vellus hair. A special blade is gently pulled along the skin during treatment.
How long do dermaplaning results last?
Dermaplaning results typically last about three weeks.
What age should you start dermaplaning?
It is recommended that patients be at least 16 years old before undergoing dermaplaning.
Does dermaplaning grow back stubbly?
It is normal to feel a little bit of stubble as your hair begins to grow back after dermaplaning. However, this doesnt mean that your hair is growing back thicker. It has to do with the way that each hair was cut straight across during treatment.
What are the side effects of dermaplaning?
Following dermaplaning, your skin may feel red or irritated for a couple of hours. Some patients may also experience temporary acne breakouts.